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January - February 2016 progress report

Progress report 1-2 2016

Hello everyone and welcome to another glorious PCSX2 progress report! This time we've got a lot of GSdx improvements to share with you. We also have an announcement regarding the progress reports.

Those of you who have been following them probably know that we've been a little late with them pretty much every time. The reason for this is lack of manpower - for the most part, the same people that work on the emulator itself write the progress reports. Because of that there are many times when they'd rather spend their free time improving the emulator rather than writing about the improvements. With this in mind we have decided that from now on our progress reports will be released every three months.

This will enable us to release higher quality progress reports as well as dedicate more time to development.
If you wish to follow development more closely then you can always check out what's going on over at Github.

Now with that out of the way, let's get down to it!

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1.4.0 released! - Year end report

End of year Progress report

Hello PCSX2 followers and a belated Happy New Year!

After being late a couple of days (it's a tradition and we can't break it Razz ), we present you with a new stable release, version 1.4.0! Grab it HERE

Along with the release comes our year end report for 2015. The following progress report will provide an overview of all the notable changes from the previous stable version, 1.2.1, to this update. Keep in mind many of the changes have been mentioned in previous progress reports, but are mentioned again as a changelog for 1.4.0. The changes since 1.2.1 are so many, some smaller, some quite massive, that it was impossible to write about all of them, but we believe we have nailed all the highlights!

This release is special for our growing Linux user base. You will be treated with a shiny new GSdx OpenGL backend, for a massive speed and compatibility boost over 1.2.1 and much more, all thanks to the efforts of Gregory and various contributors!

Generally, this release includes work from many more contributors than any previous versions. It appears that switching to Git as our version control system helped invite more developers and encourages sharing even small patches and additions.

So without further ado, here is the report!

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September 2015 progress report

Progress report September

 

Dear PCSX2 followers,

Please find the new monthly report below. First things first - sorry for the delay. As you may know, our team is pretty small and two members have been out of action due to their real lives (Blyss and Gregory). The past two months were full of activity but first of all I want to share some good news with you. Not one but two new developers joined the project. Please welcome Micove and Turtleli! We wish them thousands of commits Very Happy They have already done a damn good job at improving the project, well done guys!

Now its time to present this month's changes.

Read more: September 2015 progress report

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July-August 2015 progress report

6-2015 progress report

 

Hello everyone! Welcome to PCSX2's July-August 2015 progress report! Since we were late again ( Razz ) we'll include the first half of August in this report as well. So sit back, buckle up and hold on as we go over the changes that happened in the months of July and August! First we will go over some more magic in the realm of GSdx.

Read more: July-August 2015 progress report

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June 2015 progress report

6-2015 progress report

 

As promised in last month's update, welcome to PCSX2's very first monthly progress report! Sorry that it's a bit later than I had said - totally my fault! Let's start things off with a bang, shall we? A question that often gets asked on the forum to a surprising degree is a variation of the following: “How can I get XYZ Snowblind engine game working in hardware mode?” the answer up until very recently was “You can't, use software mode and expect it to be ridiculously demanding.” For those of you unfamiliar with it, the Snowblind engine was used for games like Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath, Champions: Return to Arms, and a few miscellaneous others. The Snowblind engine does some pretty crazy stuff on the PS2, like using 2x Super Sample Anti Aliasing! Because of that, it's very demanding and even ultra powerful rigs would have issues running these games in software mode. Running them in hardware mode would result in only half the screen being visible because of the way the engine achieves the 2x SSAA.

Read more: June 2015 progress report

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